Sunday, September 03, 2006

Shopping for RAM.

Armondo and I are letting our fingers do the walking as we phone around town looking for the best price on new RAM for my computer. We tried the big electronic stores, the small computer stores, and in a last effort, I thought I'd try the electronics dept. of Walmart, because, who knows? They MIGHT have it cheaper than the other places.

Me calling Walmart: Electronics Please.
Electronics Girl (E.G.): Electronics, how can I help you?
Me: Hi, do you guys sell RAM by any chance?
E.G.:Could you please tell me what that is?
Me (amused, but figuring she just misheard me): Computer RAM, do you have any?
Me: Um, RAM, memory for computers? Random Access Memory?
E.G.:Um, hold on, I'll go check.
Me (on hold): LAUGHING.
E.G. (comes back a few seconds later): I'm sorry, it doesn't look like we have any, but you could try back in a couple of weeks, maybe!
Me: Ok, thank you!

I hang up. Start laughing my butt off, and Armondo is dying to hear the details. Wow. I thought *I* was computer illiterate!


maidink said...

*slaps forehead*

I wouldn't have lasted as long as you did on the phone.

I would have politely said, "You know what? Nevermind. Good luck in your chosen career."

debambam said...

Oh thats just priceless!!